“From volunteering on help lines, I became a better listener.”
“Joining the college debate team enhanced my ability to organize and present a case clearly.”
“Despite communication barriers, I made strong personal connections with my host family while studying in Costa Rica.”
I’ve done all these things. It’s obvious that they’re meaningful, right?
Well, not really. Sure, I’m showing where my skills came from, and that’s a start. But without any context, I’m not explaining why these skills are important. Significant. Special. Meaningful.